PEM292C: 12 Lead EKG Interpretation/Difficult Airway Seminar

Paramedic Emergency Medicine
Credits 2 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 0 Lecture Hours 2
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Primary certification in the interpretation of 12 lead EKGs including injury and ischemia patterns, normal and abnormal findings, and the 12 lead as a diagnostic tool will be covered. Principles of ACS diagnosis/management will be an integral part of the course. The difficult airway portion of the course will include: RSI, adjunctive airways, difficult and failed airways, and the airway decision process.

  • Demonstrate basic and advanced 12-lead interpretation skills, clinical decision-making, and recognition of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) as well as ACS-imitators.
  • Differentiate between ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.
  • Recognize effects different electrolytes have on a 12-lead ECG and identify/understand the heart’s axis.
  • Identify the settings in which rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is needed and the medications used.
  • Identify a potentially difficult airway.
  • Identify and manage a failed airway – including the use advanced adjuncts and procedures that can be utilized if the difficult airway.
  • Demonstrate mastery of knowledge as required by the National EMS Educational Standards.